November 21, 2019

     At 7:30 am on the morning of November 14, 2019, the community of Santa Clarita, CA, was forever changed. Those of us who live here know the details of the Saugus High School shooting all too well.

     Our community has responded to this tragedy...

September 22, 2018

I am sitting at my desk, trying to work on my dissertation. It's about women embodying, creating, and claiming a new stage of life for themselves and all of the potential that it offers.

But I can't concentrate. I am having trouble focusing on the task and the para...

September 13, 2018

If you are lucky to live long enough, you will experience perimenopause and menopause. Have no fear! This is all a part of nature's plan. Each woman has an experience that is as individual as she is. Physically, some women have an easy time and some women endure terrib...

August 17, 2018

Now that all my children are grown and there is no more summer vacation or back-to-school, I look back at those hectic days with a curious nostalgia. The school calendar created a rhythm of life in our house: school, vacation, holiday, school, vacation, holiday. Someho...

It's the Merry Month of May!

May 1st has a long and varied history of revelry and merry making.

From across Europe and the British Isles this day was cause for celebration. It was the annual welcoming of summer, with the new greening of the wood, the planting a...

February 24, 2018

I am standing on the top of the mountain, and the view is terrific! What a different perspective it gives you to be able to turn around, and cast your gaze 360 degrees. You can see the entire landscape. The details fade as I gaze into the distance, but the lay of the l...

February 4, 2018

      The cycles of the moon have been an important seasonal and mythological guide for humanity since the beginning of time. Women are especially influenced by the moon as our menstrual cycles are tied to the moon. The moon has been associated with birth, growth, deat...

January 8, 2018

Last night, Oprah gave a powerful and eloquent acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. If you didn't get a chance to see it or hear it, you can read it here.

August 21, 2017

Evening steals her shore from Color.

Light and Shadow dripping grey, and blue.

Ink wash of Night, on Day's spent canvas.

Under the thickening umbrella of stars,

awaiting Luna's black and white release.

August 21, 2017

When Sea is Sky's muted hues

and a sigh of waves give gentle shrug,

no dolphin, seal, nor mortal bold

dare disturb her glassy mantle.

Opaque with pinking's last

she lulls me into placid dreams,

denying long day's strum und drang.

Soft, soft, soft, soft.

All is sleeping, all is...

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